Archive for Friday, November 3, 2006

High-speed chase ends in arrest

Suspect booked into Douglas County jail

November 3, 2006


A 36-year-old Wellsville man took Baldwin Police and sheriff's officers in Douglas and Franklin counties on a high-speed chase late Thursday to avoid a drunken-driving arrest, Baldwin Police Chief Mike McKenna said this morning.

The man swerved around one set of "Stop Sticks" in Franklin County before a second set punctured his tires at Nevada Road and Sandcreek Road, just west of Interstate 35 and northeast of Ottawa, in Franklin County. After driving north on Nevada Road with flat tires, the man turned east onto Reno Road where he pulled over into a ditch right of the road, and officers arrested him about 11:50 p.m., McKenna said.

No one was injured, and the suspect's car was the only vehicle that sustained damage, McKenna said. The chase stayed in rural areas once it left Baldwin, he said.

The man was arrested on charges of DUI and failing to stop for officers and booked into the Douglas County Jail, McKenna said. Officers will talk today with Douglas County prosecutors about possibly filing numerous charges, the police chief said.


parsimoniousjayhawker 11 years, 5 months ago

Sounds like the drunk posted bond and is sitting at home blogging to save

Sigmund 11 years, 5 months ago

How cruel, think of the poor tree. bridge abutment would be better.

OldEnuf2BYurDad 11 years, 5 months ago

I hope they throw the book at him. He had enough "sobriety" to realize that he was making the decision to drive drunk, so he ran. He could have killed people out there.

Wallabe 11 years, 5 months ago

karma_king, what bogus charges. This guy was clearly attempting to allude police. He represented a clear and present danger to himself, the public, and the police officers that were responsible for capture. Sure sounds to me like you must think his actions were justified. You are absolutely absurd.

What did the Lawrence Police dept. make you mad simply because you were arrested at some point?

Get a freaking grip you loon!

smackdaddy30 11 years, 5 months ago

He could actually face charges in both Douglas and Franklin county. I personally, hope they do charge him in both counties.

bdodoubleg 11 years, 5 months ago

get creeps like this off the road. But he will end up with probation

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